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ENGR.ALHASSAN ABDU MOHAMMED, MNSE, FNIMechE - NATIONAL CHAIRMAN

ENGR.ALHASSAN ABDU MOHAMMED, MNSE, FNIMechE - NATIONAL CHAIRMAN

It is with great honor and humility that I stand before you today as the 16th National Chairman of the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers. I extend my deepest gratitude for the trust and confidence you have placed in me to lead this esteemed institution. Before we embark on the exciting journey that lies ahead, I believe it is only fitting to take a moment to applaud and recognize the outstanding achievements of our immediate former National Chairman, Engr. Mrs. Olufunmilade Akingbagbohun, FNSE, FNIMechE. Under her leadership, we witnessed remarkable strides and accomplishments that have left an indelible mark on the trajectory of the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Her dedication, vision, and tireless efforts have set a high standard for excellence, inspiring us all to reach new heights in our pursuits. We owe a debt of gratitude her for steering the ship with unwavering commitment and for fostering an environment where innovation and collaboration thrived. Her tenure has undoubtedly contributed significantly to the growth and prominence of our institution, and we stand on the shoulders of her achievements as we move forward. We will also not forget the contributions of all our Former National Chairmen towards the development of the Institution. It was their collective efforts that made us reach the level we are today. We immensely thank them for their dedication and tutelage. As we embark on this journey together, I am acutely aware of the significant responsibility that comes with this role. Our institution plays a crucial role in shaping the future of mechanical engineering in Nigeria, and it is our collective duty to uphold the highest standards of professionalism, innovation, and collaboration. Professional Development First and foremost, I would like to emphasize our commitment to the professional development of our members. The landscape of mechanical engineering is continually evolving, and we must ensure that our members are equipped with the latest knowledge, skills, and tools to thrive in this dynamic environment. We will strive to organize workshops, seminars, and training programs that address the current challenges and advancements in our field, fostering a culture of lifelong learning among our members. Development of Codes and Standards In line with our commitment to excellence, we will focus on the development of codes and standards that reflect the highest benchmarks of quality and safety. As custodians of mechanical engineering principles, it is our duty to contribute to the formulation and enhancement of industry standards that not only meet but exceed global expectations. Our goal is to position Nigerian mechanical engineers as leaders in the international community, known for their adherence to the highest ethical and professional standards. Membership Drive Membership growth is vital for the strength and vitality of our institution. We will actively work towards increasing our membership base by reaching out to aspiring engineers, students, and professionals across the nation. Through targeted initiatives and outreach programs, we will demonstrate the value of being part of the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers and create a sense of belonging among our members. Partnership and Collaborations Collaboration is a cornerstone of progress, and I am keenly aware of the importance of forging partnerships with other institutions, industries, and academia. We will seek collaboration opportunities that leverage the collective expertise and resources of various stakeholders. By fostering strong relationships, we can tackle complex challenges, drive innovation, and contribute meaningfully to the growth of our nation. Young Engineers’ Development One of our foremost priorities will be the strategic investment in the professional growth and mentorship of our young engineers. We recognize that they are the torchbearers of innovation, and their fresh perspectives and energy are invaluable assets to our institution. Through mentorship programs, training initiatives, and networking opportunities, we aim to provide a supportive environment that nurtures their talents and propels them towards leadership roles in the field. Furthermore, we will actively engage with academic institutions to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application. Collaborations with universities, polytechnics and technical institutions will enable us to contribute to curriculum development, ensuring that the education provided aligns seamlessly with the demands of the ever-evolving field of mechanical engineering. In addition to mentorship and education, we are committed to creating platforms for young engineers to showcase their talents and contribute meaningfully to the profession. Competitions, innovation challenges, and collaborative projects will be organized to provide them with opportunities to apply their skills, learn from real-world experiences, and foster a spirit of entrepreneurship. Gender Inclusivity The patriarchal nature of Nigerian Society often discourages women from pursuing careers in traditionally male-dominated fields such as mechanical engineering. We recognize the importance of inclusivity and diversity in the engineering profession, hence we shall make effort to change the narrative. Efforts will be made to create an environment that encourages and celebrates the participation of women in mechanical engineering, as well as individuals from diverse backgrounds. Media Engagement In this era of rapid technological advancement and global connectivity, the power of effective communication cannot be overstated. Today, I wish to underscore the importance of engaging the media as a strategic partner in our collective efforts to advance the professional development of mechanical engineers in Nigeria. The media serves as a powerful bridge between our institution and the wider community. By actively involving the media in our endeavors, we can amplify our message, share our achievements, and promote a deeper understanding of the crucial role that mechanical engineers play in the progress of our nation. Call for Peaceful Coexistence Respected members of NIMechE, today, as we gather to embark on a new chapter in the history of our esteemed institution, I wish to address a matter of utmost importance—one that is integral to our success and the realization of our collective aspirations. It is time for us to set aside the shadows of the past, particularly the leadership crises that led to legal challenges, and unite as one cohesive force with a shared commitment to the development of the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers. The legal tussles and internal disagreements have undoubtedly taken a toll on our collective progress, but I believe that we have the resilience and fortitude to rise above them. Let us view the challenges of the past as lessons that have strengthened our resolve and provided us with the opportunity to forge a more united and resilient institution. I call upon each and every member of the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers to put aside any lingering grievances, differences, or disputes that may have arisen in the past. Now is the time to turn our focus towards a common goal—the development of our institution into a powerhouse of innovation, professional excellence, and industry leadership. NIMechE Office Complex As I stand before you today, humbled by the honor of leading this esteemed institution, I am compelled to address a matter of great importance that weighs heavily on our collective aspirations for progress. Our institution, despite its rich legacy and impactful contributions, currently operates from a borrowed building as its office, and it is with a sense of urgency and aspiration that I bring this matter to the forefront. While we have thrived in our current space, the time has come for us to secure a permanent home that befits the stature and significance of the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers. The importance of having a dedicated and fully-owned office complex in the heart of Abuja cannot be overstated, as it serves as the symbolic and operational hub of our institution. The borrowed premises, while appreciated, present limitations that hinder our ability to fully realize our potential. Having our own headquarters would not only provide us with the much-needed space for administrative functions, but it would also serve as a center for innovation, collaboration, and professional development. It would be a place where ideas flourish, partnerships are forged, and the legacy of mechanical engineering in Nigeria is celebrated. I am acutely aware that acquiring an office complex is a substantial undertaking, and I call upon our esteemed members, industry partners, and well-wishers to join hands in making this vision a reality. The benefits of having a dedicated headquarters extend beyond the walls of a building; it is an investment in the future of our institution and a commitment to the enduring impact of mechanical engineering on our nation's progress. I propose that we initiate a fundraising campaign, seek partnerships with organizations that share our vision, and explore avenues for support from government agencies that recognize the pivotal role we play in the development of the engineering sector. Let us embark on this journey together—a journey that not only secures a physical space for the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers but also signifies our commitment to a future where our contributions to the field are unwavering and our impact is enduring. Appreciation My profound appreciation goes to His Excellency Sen. Kashim Shetima, GCON, FNSE, the Vice President of Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency Sen. Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, CON, Fnipr the Executive Governor of Bauchi State and His Excellency Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, FNSE, the Executive Governor of Borno State for sparing their time to grace the occasion. We also thank our own President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Engr. Margret Aina Oguntala, FNSE for being here personally. I wish to thank our Royal Father of the Day, Alh. (Dr.) Rilwanu Suleman Adamu, CFR, Mnim, Fniob, the Emir of Bauchi for humbling himself to be with us today. I also appreciate the Guest Speaker, Engr. Prof. Femi Bamiro, FNSE, FNIMechE, Former Vice Chancellor of University of Ibadan for well delivered taught provoking lecture. To my Rector, Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, Alh. Sani Usman and other members of the Polytechnic, I thank you all for the show of solidarity. To other distinguished guests, you are not merely observers of this event; you are integral partners in our journey towards excellence. Your expertise and insights are invaluable, and we look forward to the possibility of collaborative efforts that will shape the future of mechanical engineering in Nigeria. To all our sponsors, I thank you for your support and always being there for us. May the Almighty God reward you abundantly. The effort put in by the Inauguration Planning Committee, under the able leadership of its Chairperson, Engr. Prof. Christianah Ijagbemi, FNSE, FNIMechE is highly appreciated. I am most grateful to my wives, children and other members of my immediate family for their show of love, understanding and support. Distinguished ladies and gentlemen your presence here today reflects your commitment to the growth and prosperity of our institution, and for that, we extend our deepest appreciation. As we embark on this new chapter, your continued support will undoubtedly contribute to the realization of our collective goals and aspirations. Conclusion In closing, I want to express my unwavering commitment to serving you, the members of the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Together, we will chart a course towards a future where mechanical engineering in Nigeria stands at the forefront of technological advancements and societal development. Thank you for your trust, and let us embark on this journey together. Long live the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers! Long live Nigeria! Thank you.

NIMechE International Conference and Annual General Meeting, 2023

This year International Conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM) is holding in kwara State.

Theme: “The Role of Mechanical Engineering and Supportive Finance in Achieving Growth in manufacturing Sector

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